A 49ers offense missing key weapons at nearly every position got a bit of a boost before Thursday’s kickoff: Tight end Jordan Reed has been taken off injured reserve and will play against the Packers.

Reed already has shown — albeit, only briefly — he can be a good replacement for tight end George Kittle, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his foot. Reed stepped in when Kittle missed two games with a knee injury earlier this season and caught nine passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns in those two outings.

The oft-injured Reed, however, suffered his own knee injury in Week 3 and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. He was not expected to return to the lineup this quickly and he likely will be on a pitch count similar to the one he had in Week 1 against Arizona. Reed played 10 snaps that day and caught two passes for 12 yards.

Ross Dwelley is expected to get most of the tight end snaps against…



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here